Over time the door hinges get a little loose, making the doors make sag. This causes the door to rub at the bottom when opening and closing. It also causes a poor seal between the window and the door jamb, which can cause leaks.
Replacing the Hinges
A good write up for replacing the hinge is at Pad and Wheels. Note, each hinge costs around $30, and there are two hinges per door.
Hinge part numbers (can be had for around $30 at various stores, or $75 from the dealer):
- 68720-17010 Upper LH (driver)
- 68740-17010 Lower LH (driver)
- 68710-17010 Upper RH (passenger)
- 68730-17010 Lower RH (passenger)
Adding small filler links between the hinge and the door, kicks the bottom of the door out and up a bit, preventing the rubbing when opening and closing the door, and causing the door to seal correctly.
- Either use a mix of washers, thickness based on amount of sag. Or cut up 2 pieces of chain link between 1/8" and 1/4" long. You may have to cut a few sizes before you get the right size.
- With the door open: put a jack under the door, and raise it a bit.
- Unbolt the lower hinge from the door; at this point an accomplice would be useful in holding the door.
- Insert the cut links between the hinge and the door like washers.
- Put the bolts back on to the door.